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  • lookatme_199 Nov 08, 2008

    when i put my charger adapter thing in my phone it won't charge.
    it use to charge at a certain angle but not no more :[
    what do i dooo?


  • rlgdb56 Nov 27, 2008

    can anyone help with this problem. hate to get rid of this phone because i really like it. if anyone knows of someone who can repair this problem, please let me know. thanks



  • Anonymous Dec 30, 2008

    ughh, mine is doing that too. i'm going to spring tomorrow to see what's up

  • Anonymous Jan 25, 2009

    dude ya mY RUMOR is being sooo urgghhh

  • Anonymous Mar 02, 2009

    lg rumor use to charge at an angle will not charge ne more

  • Anonymous Apr 26, 2009

    LG Rumor is craappp.
    I have all of these same problems;
    it wont charge (as of recently), the keyboard freezes, and it will just randomly shut off.
    I hate this phone.


  • Caroline95 May 07, 2009

    This is my second LG rumor and it doesnt charge...ERGH can someone tell me what to do...

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The problem is the contact points in the phone input are worn and possibly the contact points in the charge output are also worn, there's no way to fix it without replacing the charger input and/or getting a new charger. hate to say but might just need to replace the phone

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So, this phone, it turns out, is notorious for this. It has a social disorder. Yup. Let me explain- Typically it occurs when the battery gets real low or dies. Then you have no response on any buttons, power included. When plugged in, you may get the 3 blinking/flashing buttons on the bottom, and nothing else.

After that, a variety of solutions out there like taking out the battery, plugging in to PC, resetting, soft or hard boot and a variety of other methods to revive the phone often fail, according to many out there. I myself tried them all. Until I figured this out...
The guy a few posts above me has it right, but I wanted to elaborate, as his post did not help me fix the problem. It is, in many cases, the dead battery that is the problem. The solution however, is not that simple. I plugged the phone in overnight, with different cables, in computer, in wall etc. etc. etc. Nothing worked.

BUT, after trying lots of times, it then suddenly switched on. The reason? When the battery dies, it seems like phones plug for the charger gets embarrassed, and hides in a cupboard....

No, seriously, I am obviously not a tech, so I can only explain at a kindergarten level. To me, it was not making good contact, even though it was plugged in like always. Also, the phone took about 1-2 hours with the cable plugged in properly, before it started charging.

So, if all else fails, before you go hard-core, try manipulating the cable where it plugs into the phone very gently, and leave it for a few hours. Try different angles, and keep trying for a few days, plugged into wall or computer. That's what worked for me. Once the phone starts taking the charge again, it's not embarrassed anymore, and will come out the closet to play...lol

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